Amid the escalation of conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the evacuation measures carried out by the Indian government to rescue Indians living in Ukraine, an Indian student was shot at and injured in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
The dreadful incident had come to light through the statement from Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, VK Singh, who is currently in Poland to facilitate the evacuation of stranded Indians from the former Soviet colony. VK Singh has on Friday -March 4 said, "Today, we heard reports that a student leaving Kyiv was shot at. He was taken back to Kyiv. This will happen in fighting."
The incident has come three days after a young Indian medical student was killed amid the conflict. On March 1, Naveen SG of Karnataka was on his way to buy food for himself and fellow students during which he was killed in the shelling in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. According to PTI, VK Singh has said the Union government is making efforts to ensure that the maximum number of students can come out of Ukraine with as little loss as possible.
India has been transporting its citizens through special flights from Romania, Hungary, and Poland as the Ukrainian airspace has been closed. VK Singh further said, "The Indian Embassy had earlier cleared on the priority that everyone should leave Kyiv. In the event of war, the gun bullet does not look at anyone's religion and nationality."
However, the minister didn't divulge the health condition of the student and didn't reveal the student's identity. Currently, the Indian government has been deploying the measures and forces to evacuate the Indians from Ukraine through its Operation Ganga. Four Union Ministers have been facilitating the evacuation measures as a dozen aircraft are carrying out the operation and hundreds of Indian have already been rescued from Ukraine.